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Masonicare Health Center
Are you concerned that your loved one living in a nursing facility might be the victim of mistreatment? Were they injured in a preventable fall or develop avoidable bedsores because the nursing home neglected to provide adequate supervision or nursing care? Did the facility’s caregivers, visitors, or other patients physically, verbally, mentally, or sexually abuse your loved one?
The Connecticut Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys fight aggressively to maintain the rights of New Haven County nursing home patients. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers uses the law to obtain financial compensation for victims who want to seek justice for their injuries. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today.Masonicare Health Center
This long-term care home is a "non-profit" 366-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Wallingford and New Haven County, Connecticut. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
22 Masonic Ave
Wallingford, Connecticut 06492
Masonicare Health Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Masonicare Health Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
Fined $20,763 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of Connecticut have the legal responsibility to levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if a nursing home has violated established rules and regulations that harm or could have harmed residents.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Masonicare Health Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $7,069 fine on January 16, 2019, a $11,053 fine on October 19, 2017, and a $2,641 fine on January 27, 2017, for a total of $20,763.
This nursing facility received eight complaints and self-reported three serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Connecticut Department of Social Services Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationWallingford Connecticut Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Connecticut long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues, and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date January 16, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to provide supervision when the resident was off the unit and [failed to] use the appropriate assistive devices (a gait belt) when ambulating the resident with a rolling walker.” The nursing home “failed to complete a quarterly change of condition fall risk assessment per the facility’s policy and failed to have a nurse assess a resident [before] moving the resident after a fall.”
This investigation involved a severely cognitively impaired resident who “was at risk for falls related to impaired mobility and severe cognitive loss from dementia, with interventions that included maintaining a safe environment at all times.”
The resident’s Physician’s Progress Note dated August 22, 2018, identified “that the resident had left foot bruising and a left foot x-ray was ordered.” A Nurse’s Note identified that the resident “was lying on his/her right side on the x-ray table when she was noted to roll off the x-ray table and fell approximately two feet to the floor. Subsequently, [the resident] did not have a loss of consciousness but did suffer [an injury] with moderate bleeding.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated September 11, 2018, the facility “failed to ensure residents razors were stored in a secure location.” This investigation involved a resident who “made reasonable and consistent decisions regarding tasks of daily living and required extensive assistance of [one person] with personal hygiene.”
The survey team observed the resident’s room on September 10, 2018 and identified “two orange razors were noted next to the resident’s bed and were easily accessible.” The resident “was seen exiting the room without securing the razors, and the resident identified he/she was going to an activity in the recreation room.”
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) identified, “the razors belonged to [the resident], and the resident utilizes the razors to remove facial hair.” The LPN was “unable to locate or identify a Plan of Care that addresses the storage of [the resident’s] personal razors.” The facility Director of Nursing indicated that “razors should be kept in the resident’s basin or cabinet when not in use.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Masonicare Health Center? Contact the Connecticut nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent New Haven County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Wallingford.
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